In-N-Out Burger sizzles at No. 3 on Glassdoor’s list, which was tabulated from employee reviews on its site. (Microsoft was No. 34; Amazon failed to make the Top 100.)
Workplaces such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Google are known for going out of their way to provide employees with high salaries, plenty of time off and perks ranging from gourmet lunchrooms to on-site gyms. It’s all part of those companies’ efforts to keep their staffs happy and working up to, and beyond, their full potential.
Still, none of those places can offer an In-N-Out Burger Double-Double as a free employee meal. And that could be why In-N-Out ranks above those three tech titans on Glassdoor’s list of best places to work for 2019.
Glassdoor, a jobs and recruiting site known for posting anonymous reviews by employees of their companies and managers, has come out with its list of the best places to work in the United States for 2019.
Consulting giant Bain & Co., from Boston, tops the Glassdoor list, while In-N-Out ranked third, just below Zoom Video Communications. LinkedIn came in sixth place, followed immediately by Facebook and Google. Facebook had ranked No. 1 for 2018.
Redmond-based Microsoft landed at No. 34 this year; Amazon was absent from the Top 100. (Click here to see the list filtered for companies with a Seattle-area presence.)
The Glassdoor results were tabulated from submissions from employees representing the more than 830,000 employers currently reviewed on the site. Employees are asked to give their opinions about their overall workplace, how satisfied they are with their jobs, details about matters such as salaries, benefits, workplace culture and values, rate their company’s chief executive and say if they would recommend their company to prospective job seekers.
What makes In-N-Out Burger so highly reviewed? According to one employee who left a review on the site, a “full-time employee for more than 10 years” who works for the company as a database administrator: “You get to work with amazing people and you have great opportunities to advance both in store and corporate. They offer great training and have a great support structure.”
Here are the Top 25 in list form:
1. Bain & Company
2. Zoom Video Communications
3. In-N-Out Burger
4. Procore Technologies
5. Boston Consulting Group
10. Southwest Airlines
12. Intuitive Surgical
13. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
15. Power Home Remodeling
18. Ultimate Software
19. McKinsey & Company
21. Ryan, LLC
22. Sammons Financial Group
23. Trader Joe’s
24. Lawrence Livermore National Library
25. Smile Brands
Seattle Times Explore staff contributed to this report.